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5/24 status

If you often sign up for credit cards in order to earn signup bonuses, then you’ve probably realized that managing your credit is important. And it’s not just your credit score that’s important — it’s also good to be alerted when new hard inquiries are made and to know the details of your credit report . Chase’s dreaded 5/24 Rule is a good example of this. Chase will usually decline an applicant if he or…

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Amex extending time to meet welcome bonuses (applies retroactively also)

The Points Pundit over at Travel Update made a nice find: if you have been or are approved between 12/1/19 and 5/31/20 for a new Amex account for which you’re eligible for a welcome bonus, Amex is automatically extending the period to make eligible purchases by 3 months. It’s great that this not only applies to new applicants, but also those who were previously approved on or after 12/1/19 and may have suddenly found themselves…

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IHG extending free night certs by request. Hopefully they do better.

There have been data points reported on several blogs over the past few days of IHG extending free night certificate by six months for some customers. We have received similar reports from readers in comments here on the blog and in our Facebook group, but I’ve intentionally held off on publishing the tip in the hopes that IHG would instead come out with a uniform policy. They haven’t yet. If you are holding a certificate…

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Possible statement credit in place of $15 Uber credit

There have been several data points in various groups and blogs over the past few days indicating that Amex has offered some Platinum card holders (personal / consumer version) a $15 statement credit in lieu of the $15 monthly Uber credit when chatting with Amex support via the website or calling to speak to a representative. If you have the card and are unable to use the credit, it may be worth chatting or calling.…

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The best credit cards for social distancing

For the past four or five years, the best credit cards to rack up rewards quickly have not exactly been conducive to current calls for social distancing. The best cards have been those that earn the best category bonuses: cards like the Chase Ink Cash (5x office supply stores), the Chase Freedom or Discover IT card (rotating 5x / 5% categories), the US Bank Altitude Reserve (3x mobile payments like Apple Pay or Google Pay)…

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Chase Ink Business Preferred: 100k Ultimate Rewards On $15k Spend In 3 Months

Ink Business Preferred

The standard welcome offer on the Chase Ink Business Preferred card has just been increased from 80,000 to 100,000 Ultimate Rewards, although it’s come with an increased spend requirement as you’ll now have to spend $15,000 in three months in order to receive the bonus. The Offer & Key Card Details Click the name of the card below to go to our dedicated Frequent Miler page for this card, where you’ll find more information and…

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Apple card offers skipped payment

Apple card users are being offered the opportunity to skip the March payment without incurring any interest or fees, enabling those who opt in to skip the payment due this month and pay it next month. Be on the lookout for an email with a link to enroll. I’ve seen a number of posts in my personal social networks over the past few days from friends who work in the service industry and don’t have the…

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Hilton extending free night certificates to August 31, 2021

Hilton has announced that they are extending free night certificates in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have sent out the following email to members with free night certificates: To recap, free night certificates that were unexpired as of March 11, 2020 and all new ones issued by August 30, 2020 will be valid until August 31, 2021. That’s awesome news for anyone sitting on a free night certificate. It is potentially great news for those with…

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Chase Freedom 2020 Q2 categories: grocery stores, gym memberships, fitness clubs

The Chase Freedom 2020 Q2 categories in which you can earn 5% / 5x back have been announced and include grocery stores, gym memberships, and fitness clubs. It should be pretty easy to max out Q2 for almost everyone given the inclusion of grocery stores. The Deal The Chase Freedom 2020 Q2 bonus categories will be grocery stores, gym memberships, and fitness clubs. After registering, you’ll earn 5x on up to $1500 in purchases in those categories between…

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